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@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.


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#441 Sabrblade

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Posted 08 February 2020 - 08:18 PM

That's it, alright! That's the number 10th concept from that retrospective panel.


Edited by Sabrblade, 08 February 2020 - 08:23 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:51 PM

Had someone in the discord recommend I put this here. 

I did a short video on my thoughts concerning the new BotCon. I'd really like some feedback and thoughts from people here; whether they are FOR it or AGAINST it. 

https://www.youtube....h?v=iueJHYebP3w



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 02:32 PM

Had someone in the discord recommend I put this here. 

I did a short video on my thoughts concerning the new BotCon. I'd really like some feedback and thoughts from people here; whether they are FOR it or AGAINST it. 

https://www.youtube....h?v=iueJHYebP3w

 

This is a pretty decent recap of what went down last week! You raise a couple of questions at the end which echo ones that have cropped up in this thread and elsewhere, and I thought I'd take a second to compile some answers. They're available in a Google Doc here, for anyone who's interested. Here's an extract that addresses your biggest question:

 

If the involvement of Pete Sinclair is such a no-sell, why didn't people boycott the convention back when it was running?

Times change. Not everything that is known now was widely known in 2016. At the time, many had resigned themselves to Pete’s management, seeing it as an unfortunate reality. The circumstances are different now, and all across the world, people are finding their voices. It’s important to remember that even at the time, many high-profile freelancers (and fans) did in fact publicly disassociate themselves from Fun Publications as a direct result of Pete’s behaviour.


Edited by wadapan, 12 February 2020 - 02:32 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:31 PM

Yeah this still stands for me as "Its not official, thus Botcon in name only"
I was never able to attend previous botcons but always wanted to. But seeing this is no different from a TFCon, I have a hard time getting so invested in the goings on with behind-the-scenes douchebaggery.

Once I'm aware that Hasbro is going to sanction this then I'll be vocal about unsavory individuals being able to monetarily gain from it. Til then, its just another fan con with a Loaded name attached.

Edited by Confuzor, 12 February 2020 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:51 PM

It's been said before, but this "if it's not official, it's BotCon in name only" attitude confuses the heck out of me.

 

There were more than a half-dozen BotCons before it ever was official. This is, in at least some respects, a return to BotCon's roots. More authentically "BotCon" than ever, IMHO.   (Don't get me wrong, I love me some official-ness. But that's just a part of it.)

 

 

 

 

Also, to repeat what I said in another context, I see no reason BotCon, TFCon, and anyone else can't coexist. No one is suggesting that anyone should go to ALL of them (especially if the involvement of anyone connected gives you reason not to), but having more conventions, each in a different location, means more opportunities for fans everywhere who want to go to at least one.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 12 February 2020 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:10 PM

BotCon was only ever "official" when it *was* with FunPub.

 

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:11 PM

Also, to repeat what I said in another context, I see no reason BotCon, TFCon, and anyone else can't coexist. No one is suggesting that anyone should go to ALL of them (especially if the involvement of anyone connected gives you reason not to), but having more conventions, each in a different location, means more opportunities for fans everywhere who want to go to at least one.

 

Theoretically you could practically go to a different furry con every weekend, and if furry can do that, there's no reason Transformers can't have multiple cons across multiple months in multiple locations the same way.

 

To continue the analogy, Anthrocon(probably the closest thing to Botcon in terms of name recognition) within the last couple years was outgrown by MFF from what I recall hearing, and they started much later.  Sure Botcon has a name, but that doesn't mean TFCon can't outdo it if they want, or some other new Transformers con can start up next year and be even bigger within 10 years. It's good to have options, and if Botcon dies a third time, there'll still be plenty more to go to!

 

I actually hope there isn't an official one anytime soon, as more unofficial ones means more variety, and an official one would just encourage people to ignore the others in favor of THE one.


Edited by Dekafox, 12 February 2020 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:22 PM

BotCon was only ever "official" when it *was* with FunPub.

 

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Well, mostly. 

BotCon 2002 was official pre-Fun Pub.



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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:29 PM

BotCon had official Hasbro participation and exclusives as of 1994. What it means to be "official" has changed over the years.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:34 PM

BotCon had official Hasbro participation and exclusives as of 1994. What it means to be "official" has changed over the years.

 

You're muddying the waters... we've been through all this. 

But, yes, now that there has been such a thing as being fully-official (which, again, started in 2002), it's entirely possible that an unofficial BotCon today can no longer have the kinds of officially-produced Hasbro exclusives that it once could.

 

On the other hand, shows like SDCC are not (and will never be) official Transformers conventions, even though Hasbro does continue to have a presence and to provide official merchandise. Can such a thing be true for an unofficial convention explicitly devoted to a Hasbro concept (such as Transformers)?

Only time will tell.


Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 12 February 2020 - 06:36 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:50 PM

You're muddying the waters... we've been through all this. 


And yet people are still confused about the whole experience. As someone who was there I think the idea that Hasbro was showing up and giving presentations and answering questions matters.

But, yes, now that there has been such a thing as being fully-official (which, again, started in 2002), it's entirely possible that an unofficial BotCon today can no longer have the kinds of officially-produced Hasbro exclusives that it once could.
 
On the other hand, shows like SDCC are not (and will never be) official Transformers conventions, even though Hasbro does continue to have a presence and to provide official merchandise. Can such a thing be true for an unofficial convention explicitly devoted to a Hasbro concept (such as Transformers)?

Only time will tell.


Right. Hasbro doesn't have a good relationship with, say, TFCon. But as recently as last year TFNation had some indirect Hasbro participation in the form of Boulder Media (Hasbro subsidiary). So a BotCon that builds a relationship with Hasbro seems feasible. Especially given the history.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:09 PM

You can't retcon Botcon having been official. Hasbro was there, they provided exclusives, they formally let their trademarks be used everywhere. I can't even tell you what "being official" in 2002 supposedly changed, but I can pretty much guarantee you it wasn't anything anyone would notice.

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Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:28 PM

There were years BotCon carried exclusives produced by Hasbro.

There were years BotCon produced these exclusives and was also licensed as the Official Show.

There was one year where BotCon had a custom exclusive and was not sponsored by Hasbro.

What the future holds is still to be announced, but the BotCon Convention was and will soon again be back, as BotCon. Officially the Official BotCon Convention with plenty of surprises I am sure. Currently, BotCon is also an official brand with some great things planned.

Hope this clear things up... officially.

Edited by Pete, 12 February 2020 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 12 February 2020 - 08:44 PM


"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"
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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 12:09 PM

Speaking of Shattered Glass exclusives:

 

https://www.allspark...-figure-update/
 


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:19 PM

https://www.allspark...-to-300-copies/

 

Woot! Limited to only 300 copies!


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:24 PM

Is this the same book being offered by RoboCon, but with a different cover?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 02:47 PM

I believe so.



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Posted 18 February 2020 - 07:49 PM

I guess as long as they don't have a different price for a different cover but same book????

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 09:09 AM

Front Page!

 

 

Looks pretty neat!


Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 




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